H:FEST is an event that we host every 3 months that is designed to give old and new members of our community the opportunity to meet and connect on a deeper level. Instead of hosting yet another networking event, we challenged ourselves to design an experience that felt more like a festival or a retreat.
We keep the group size to no more than 30 people and focus the content and discussions around a specific theme or question that we have been exploring at House of Transformation. We will start with a morning dance at The Halley and then flow into a day of group discussions, inspirational talks and interactive workshops, with plenty of time during breaks, lunch and the afterparty to make 1-1 connections. H:FEST is about being together as a larger group, learning through dialogue and exploring what we can co-create together in the months and years to come.
FEEDBACK FROM H:FEST 1
Our first H:FEST was hosted on Sat 24th July 2021. We asked the question; 'What has the past year of lockdowns taught us about our relationship to home, community & nature?' Our guest presenters were Nicole Bosky from Primal Gathering and the Rangers Team from National Park City London.
You can read some of the feedback messages below:
"The pandemic amplified the myriad of issues around the world, and much closer to home in our local communities and internal worlds. Like a breath of fresh air, H:FEST was an opportunity to voice our challenges and desires amongst like-minded, positive, collaborative, thoughtful and deeply respectful humans seeking better and willing to do the dirty work to get there. My huge thanks go to Anton, Morgane and the team for creating this space of hope and progress."
"It's strange, and sad, how little time we create to talk together about the things that matter most to us. I found this a great opportunity to do this."
"Such a fabulous day in Haggerston with inspiring, friendly people. Good talks, good food, excellent atmosphere. Looking forward to the next event!"
"A great day of discussion around one of today’s most prevalent topics with opportunities to get involved where it counts. I made some great connections and learnt many new things."
"A wonderful opportunity to come together and share deeply and honestly about our experience of the way we live and learn, and to explore how we can do it better"
"Inspiring group and programme to believe and start to work towards what is possible. Great connections and learning."
"Thank you for such a fun event."
10.00 - ECSTATIC DANCE (HALLEY) - please bring a change of clothes and arrive 5 minutes early.
11.00 - OPENING CIRCLE (HALLEY) - everyone arrives
12.30 - BREAK
13.00 - MINDFUL LUNCH (HOT) - inspired by our Voice of Gaia experience, with a possible guest chef.
14.30 - WORKSHOP 1 (HALLEY) - guest speaker and break out groups
15.00 - BREAK
15.30 - WORKSHOP 2 (HALLEY) - guest speaker and break out groups
17.00 - BREAK
17.30 - INTEGRATION CIRCLE (HALLEY)
19.00 - AFTERPARTY (HOT) - drinks and food provided
We will be using two spaces throughout the day.
The Halley’s event space is located on the Haggerston canal. Just go into Cafe Route and go to the event space on the upper floor. Best to go along the canal from Kingsland Road. Address: Reliance Wharf, 2-10 Hertford Rd, London N1 5ET.
The House of Transformation address is Unit 4, 222 Kingsland Road E2 8AX just a few minutes walk away.
Maximum capacity for H:FEST is 30 people per event. We aim to host a H:FEST every 3 months.